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Jeep Liberty, SUV
Apr 21, 2006 (9:05 pm)
3 weeks ago I nabbed an 05 Sport CRD for $20000 out the door. It stickered at 25,830. This was in Southfield Michigan. I had searched 35 dealers on Jeep's website and called 8 of them to find the best deal - two different salesmen at the same dealer in the end, to get the best price. One dealer in Flint (VG) I had visited back in October to see a CRD had never heard of biodiesel. I left, but returned in February to see his one remaining CRD. Price posted on the vehicle was about $22000, but "you can't have that price beacuse it's a military special." I was told I could not have the price clearly posted on the vehicle, even though the little sign mentioned no restrictions. This is NOT a five star dealer BTW. I did end up buying from a much much larger dealership in Southfield and am quite happy with the purchase. Also, out of convience, I went back to the dealership (VG) I started at (it's only a mile from my house) to get a few goodies out of the accessories catalog, quickly found out, they stock NOTHING in the catalog, and everything I wanted had to be pre-paid and ordered with a two to three day wait. Left there again and found me a 5 star dealer about 10 miles away (Fenton, Michigan) with much better inventory. I guess the lesson here for me was the bigger dealers had the stock and were interested in moving it, whereas the little local dealer was the least knowlegeable, and much less willing to deal. Good luck in all your hunting, just be willing to walk out.
#87 of 135 Re: 05 CRD [steve05]
Apr 22, 2006 (6:30 am)
When I bought mine ('06 Liberty V6, 4 x 4 loaded), the sign on the window was $28,000 - just the price in red lettering like a sale sign, list price approx $31,500. When it came down to talk turkey on the vehicle, the guy mentioned that $28,000 was the military price. I questioned him as we really don't have any military around - "oh yes, people that fought in Iraq, ..." Anyway, I kind of rolled my eyes because it didn't say on the sign "military price". I never mentioned a price, he started it all. Long story short - I got it for about $25,000. Apparently they must teach "military price" as a sales technique in Jeep Sales School!
#88 of 135 Liberty and Resale Value = Horrible
Jul 31, 2006 (5:18 pm)
The Jeep LIberty ahs absoluteley horrible resale value. I mean like 50% devalue + in one year.
Don't buy one, or buy one used.
I bought my 2005 for $24K, now 16 months later the honda dealer offered me $11K, and the dodge dealer where I bought it offered me $9000!
Thats 67.5% devalue.
#89 of 135 CRD buying
Aug 15, 2006 (1:31 pm)
what's the current situation with buying a CRD model? Are they in limited supply and do they qualify for all the same incentives & specials?
Also, are you able to still get a good deal if dealer doesn't have one in stock and has to transport a vehicle you want to their lot?
#90 of 135 Re: CRD buying [joe233]
Aug 21, 2006 (12:59 pm)
Did you ever get a response to your message? I live in Taos NM and actually ordered a 2006 Liberty Diesel...they are trying to charge me ALOT of money, over 25,000.00 after the rebate and employee pricing etc. Do you know what anyone has paid for this vehicle recently...with tow pkg and 4wd, the 22c pkg I believe.
Thanks for any advice on this...how do I get the price down?
Lisa in Taos
Aug 21, 2006 (6:31 pm)
haven't seen anything new.
Did you factory order a 2006 CRD to be built or are they transporting an exisiting vehicle to your dealership?
#92 of 135 Re: CRD buying [joe233]
Aug 22, 2006 (4:28 pm)
joe233: If you intend to buy a new CRD you will have to spend some time on the Jeep site and check inventories. They stopped making the 06 CRD about May 1 06. As a total they made 11,000. 8,333 were made in 05 and the rest were made in 06. Not very many when you consider it. DCX tried to get the maker V M Motori the Italian maker of the CRD, to get a CRD that would pass the 07 Federal Emissions standards. Even VW has dropped their diesel for 07. Dodge is still working out the Ram's diesel and may be late fall to be ready. But all the diesels are going to cost a lot more from now on. DCX is having a MB Bluetec Diesel in the grand C. in Jan of 07.
So if you are serious nows the time. You can get anywhere from $2,500. to $4,000. off depending on the dealer. In Kansas City I saw some dealers add $2000. to what was employee pricing. Hope this helps.
#93 of 135 Re: [joe233]
Aug 22, 2006 (4:30 pm)
joe233: any order had to be made bfore April. They stopped making the CRD on May 1, 06
#94 of 135 Not worth the money
Aug 28, 2006 (1:15 pm)
Horrible resale value, heck in los angeles you can get a new 2007 for $16K +TTL, and they have hundreds on the lot.
Mine has depreciated over 50% in jsut one year, buy used, save yourself a headache.
#95 of 135 Re: Not worth the money [xkmail]
Aug 29, 2006 (11:05 am)
xkmail: No dealer will just give you what you want off the bat. You have to deal just as hard for the trade in value as you did for the price of the vehicle. I traded our 2005 Liberty Limited in after a year and it cost me $5,000. after 15,000 miles. That's a far cry from 50%! In fact it was 24%. I bargin harder with the trade only after I have a final purchase price. They assume I have no trade, because I say I want the price for the vehicle all by its self. It has come to the point where I walked away from the dealer, but what ever I save is money I do not have to spend.